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Simple gas scintillation proportional counter soft x-ray detector for laboratory usage
Author(s): Marco Barbera; Alfonso Collura; Fabio Favata; Giuseppe Inzerillo; Filippo Mirabello
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Paper Abstract

We describe a simple Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter for laboratory usage built at the G.S. Vaiana Observatory in Palermo. Its spectral resolution (about a factor 2 better than traditional Gas Proportional Counters), the easy realization and its relatively moderate cost make it a valid alternative to Gas Flow Proportional Counters for the detection of soft X-rays when an improved energy resolution is required.

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Date Published: 16 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2280, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186809
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Barbera, Istuto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Alfonso Collura, IAIF-CNR (Italy)
Fabio Favata, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Inzerillo, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Filippo Mirabello, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2280:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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